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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkOur centre is available for visits on a pre-booked basis on Wednesdays between 10am - 4pm. The Club’s activities and displays are also usually open to the public on the first Saturday of the month 11am - 4pm.

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About the Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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Essex Biological Records Service

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Forthcoming meetings

Wed Apr 24th 2024
Nevendon Washland Reserve. private nature reserve and reptile & amphibian translocation site with 3 species of orchid. Park along Old Nevendon Road by entrance to reserve TQ7370991429
Sat May 11th 2024
Hazeleigh Woods. field meeting to a rare example of a traditionally worked ancient woodland, complete with charcoal burners. Oak/Hornbeam wood. Parking is available at TL83400386, nearest post code CM9 6GT
Mon May 20th 2024
Hainault Forest & extension areas. Primarily a butterfly survey of the new Woodland Trust extension areas to the east (TQ495943 & TQ492938) but will form this into general field meeting if anyone is interested, including to the SSSI ancient woodland. Potentially a lot of ground to cover. The whole area is 192Ha. Of this, the SSSI area is 113ha. Parking off Manor Road at TQ47819435.

Recent Species Records

Tipula vittata1m12/04/2024
Dicranota pavida1f12/04/2024
Molophilus griseus1m12/04/2024
Euphylidorea lineola1f12/04/2024
Limnophila schranki1m12/04/2024
Limonia nubeculosa3f12/04/2024
Phasia hemiptera1f12/04/2024
Peribaea setinervis1m12/04/2024
Chironomus cingulatus1m12/04/2024
Empis chioptera1m12/04/2024
Empis woodi1f12/04/2024
Melanostoma scalare2f12/04/2024